Stunning Bronze Heron Sculptural Pond Fountain 20th Century
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This is a fantastic bronze garden water feature statue. It is a fountain featuring two large bronze herons standing on a log and dates from the late 20th century.
This is a large bronze garden water feature statue standing at 206 cm (6 feet, 9 inches), showing two magnificently detailed herons standing on a log. Contrasting green and brown patina has been used to brilliant effect with lots of intricate detailing ensuring the lifelike nature of this wonderful bronze garden fountain statue.
Sculpted in the Victorian style, this bronze garden water feature is a fountain with water flowing out from nozzles in the breaks of the herons and one from the top of the tree trunk. Cast from solid bronze, it was made by the traditional lost wax (cire perdue) method.
This gorgeous bronze garden water feature can be used as a stand-alone fountain or as the centrepiece in a pond.
It is in superb condition as can be seen from the photographs in our gallery. Please do take a few moments to look at these to satisfy yourself on the condition of this bronze pond fountain. You will also be able to see the fabulous design and detailing that has gone into this spectacular bronze garden water feature statue.
The lost wax method or ‘cire perdue’ as it is known in French, is a traditional method that dates back at least five thousand years. The method enables casting of bronze (and other metal) sculptures, statues and objects with the finest detail. It works by creating a model of the object to be cast in wax or other suitable material. A mould is then made from this and coated on the inside with a layer of wax to the desired thickness of the metal required for the object being cast. Suitable vents and a pour hole are also inserted into the mould and wax layer so that gases can escape and so the molten metal can be poured into it.
The remaining internal space of the mould is filled with a heat proof material and the whole assembly is baked in a kiln. The wax melts and runs off and the molten bronze is then poured into the space left behind and left to cool. Once the metal is cold the mould and inner material is removed leaving a perfect replica of the original model. The mould can be reused (depending on the quality of the material) to create further castings. This it the method that was used to produce this fantastic bronze garden water feature and it bears testament to the very fine and intricate detailing that can be achieved.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 206 x Width 97 x Depth 88
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 feet, 9 inches x Width 3 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet, 11 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 09256